Welcome to the Nick Virgilio Writers House & Association
Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning of poetry and strengthen our communities in the literary arts.
We are writing today from the second floor of the Nick Virgilio Writers House, our freshly-renovated and newly-opened space at 1801 Broadway in Camden, NJ. In one corner sits Nick Virgilio’s typewriter, his brother Larry Virgilio’s boots from the Vietnam war, and his mother’s sewing machine. On the walls hang many of Nick’s haiku, alongside poster boards about superheroes and hip-hop made by Camden kids who participate in Mighty Writers programs. There are assorted cozy chairs arranged in a circle in one room, but it’s about 5:00 PM on a Monday, so there are also 10 kids sitting at a big table working on their homework now that they’ve finished writing poems inspired by their lives.
The Nick Virgilio Haiku Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Nicholas A. Virgilio Haiku & Senryu Competition! Read the winning entries here. Congratulations to Nadin Ghileschi, Ben Miller, James Russell, Jamie Propst, Rebecca Ferguson, and Grace Ma!
By Nicholas A. Virgilio
This limited edition reprint contains some of Nick’s most well-known and deeply personal pieces.
The Nick Virgilio Writers House is raising money to support programming at the house. Help us spread literacy and build poetry community in Camden.
The Nick Virgilio Haiku Association was founded in 1989 to promote the writing of haiku poetry, to provide encourage-ment and support to young people to write poetry, and to further the work and poetry of Camden haiku poet Nick Virgilio.